Cuong Nhu

Cuong Nhu – Vietnamese-American Martial Arts Style

Cuong Nhu is a Vietnamese-American hybrid martial arts that combines elements from Shotokan KarateAikidoJudoWing ChunVovinamTai Chi and Boxing. The name Cuong Nhu is Vietnamese for Hard (Cuong)-Soft (Nhu) given that it is a combination of hard and soft martial arts styles.

This martial arts was founded in 1965 by Grandmaster Ngo Dong and brought to the United States in 1971. Cuong Nhu is a worldwide organization but most of its schools are located in the United States.

This martial arts focuses on katas, strikes, kicks, grappling and weapons training. A number of Cuong Nhu’s katas (i.e. Taikyoku) come from Shotokan Karate. However, at more senior levels, students learn katas and forms derived from other martial arts styles.

Cuong Nhu Techniques


  1. Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts, About Cuong Nhu,, Added – 11/21/14